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Facts about Delhi Assembly Elections

Facts about Delhi Assembly Elections

Delhi Assembly elections are in a row. The nation’s capital is all set to witness a battle between main political parties, AAP, BJP and the Congress.

The polling will be held on February 8 in a single-phase voting. Delhi has more than 1.4 crore eligible voters as per the draft electoral roll. Out of them, 11,556 are service voters.

12 seats have been reserved for Scheduled Castes (SCs) and no seat has been reserved for Scheduled Tribes (STs).

Here are certain interesting facts about Delhi Assembly Elections:

  • The largest constituency by electorate size is Matiala while the smallest is Chandni Chowk.
  • Total candidates in 70 constituencies are 672, of them, 79 are female candidates.
  • Six recognised national political parties and one recognised state party are contesting in the elections.
  • The AAP won 67 out of 70 Assembly seats in 2015 and this time it aimed to win more number of votes in these three constituencies as well.
  • Opinion polls favoured to AAP government while the opposing BJP says that they will win more seats.
  • The Congress also hopes to gain better vote share than the past in these elections.
  • Factors like CAA protests, onion prices, air pollution etc. play a crucial role in Delhi Assembly elections.
  • Anti-CAA protests are happening across the country. However, protests in Jamia Millia Islamia University (JMI) and Shaheen Bagh grabbed the attention of the entire country.
  • While the BJP is claiming that the violence is due to the support of AAP, the AAP government condemned it saying that it is not the fault of the state government but the actions of the police fall under the purview of the Centre.
  • Both the AAP and BJP promised Delhites to provide quality and better air in Delhi.
  • Experts analyze that the skyrocketed onion prices in the last few months would impact the elections.
  • While BJP leaders are criticizing AAP, the AAP government changed its route this time and explained its developments with a ‘guarantee card’.

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